Not that anyone asked, but I decided to tell you guys a bit about my
zsh prompt. If you care to check it out, it looks like this (with the text size blown up a bit to make it easier to read):
Couple of things here. I moved almost everything over to the right side, and I decided to keep everything on a single line. My rationale was that
zsh does a rather clever thing when the command runs into the right prompt and makes it disappear. That’s pretty much ideal for me. All the information I could like when I’m looking at the prompt, and when I go to enter a command, it gets out of the way and lets me focus on the command itself.
I kept the left side minimal for that reason. It just has my old lightning bolt: It feels like a call to action.
I do make one concession to length and truncate the path at thirty characters. Seems like enough, but maybe I’ll update it at some point.